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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the twilight for the bright and brassy hops!

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Clear ruby dark brown, with a small head that got smaller still, faded into a thin spotty cap. Great lace though. Big malty aroma of sticky caramel, cocoa powder, a hint of coffee, brown cereal malt like a Dubbel, with some ripe dark fruit like a barleywine. Interesting aroma. Palate is a little sharp, but otherwise near perfect with a great big body. Big malty start of pretzel bread, roasted toffee, and dark malt, but gets hoppier as it ends. Around the middle the floral grassy hops shine through, and ends on a dryish bitter hop note, while some dark ripe fruit tones linger around. Interesting brew, and not bad to sip. Just a little messy, it feels like. Maybe just too harsh or alcoholic?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8058) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Roast and some light citrus. Dark brown pour with decent head. Light bitterness and some caramel in finish. Tap at churchkey Thanks to gendv138.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8006) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2010
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and fresh citrussy hops. Malty taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, a touch of cocoa and a fresh, citrussy bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and tasty beer combining the nutty, malty character of brown ales and the fruity, hoppy character of an IPA. Not an easy thing to accomplish, but this is quite excellent. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7977) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. It pours reddish amber with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is citrus, peach, passion fruit and caramel. The flavour is highly fruity hoppy with notes of light roasted malt, caramel, peach, citrus, grape fruit, light alcohol and berries. Nice long fruity hoppy finish. Quite creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of what smells like simcoe, herbal and dankness. Taste is really herbal, fresh and hoppy with grass, pine needles and caramel. Medium carbonation. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12/20/11. 12oz bottle. Brown pour, reds under the light, with a thick, frothy tan head that cuts in half and laces in sporadic sheets. Bold hop aroma of pine, citrus, a bit of cattiness, and underlying touches of chocolate. Somewhat sweet entry with milk chocolate, citrus, pine, and lingering roast. At first read, that sounds terrible - but its pretty tasty. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, burning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7852) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish red body. Aroma is grapefruit, pine hop and maybe some peach. The mouthfeel is somewhat aggressive hop, with dominant flavors being grapefruit, citrus, and pine hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
On tap at Churchkey, Washington DC. Pours an amber, orange with a frothy white head. Strong citrus aroma. Well balanced flavor, citrus fruits, well rounded sweet, caramel malts. Sticky, bitter finish. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2011
12 oz. Pours a murky dark amber with bright medium toffeeish amber at the edges. Loose tan head that falls away within a minute or two, even without touching it. Big redolent grapefruit and pine nose, very sharp, oily, and aggressive. Impressively forward for a high-distro year-round release, even from a brewery with craft and creativity close to its heart. Creamy medium body with tons of lively carb and a nice oily, acidic bite (theres probably even a bit of carbonic bite to go along with the hop acid bite as well, but those little pinches between the cheek and gum get hard to tease apart after a while). Toast, caramel, pine, and grapefruit on the mid-palate, with a long ashy pine resin finish. Very nice session IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a sticky off-white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Aroma is potent and volatile with some cat urine acidity, some freshly cut spruce and a hint of toe jam. Flavor is bold with plenty of sticky grapefruity citrus notes, hints of licorice, a bit of anise seed. Big and bold. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.


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